Kangaroo Paw

Anigozanthos flavidus

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Have a look at the flowers of this strange looking Australian plant. What do they remind you of?

A paw?

The paw of a kangeroo?

Yes? Well that’s why this plant is called kangeroo paw.

When birds perch on the furry flower to drink nectar, their weight pulls down the pollen-bearing anthers onto the top of their heads, dusting them with pollen.